Thursday, November 09, 2006

Podcast #49 - Guerrilla Season Book Blog Author Interview #3

Hello. Today's podcast is the week 3 podcast from our Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project. We have over 300 students at South Valley Jr High School in Liberty, Missouri reading a historical novel by Pat Hughes about Missouri in 1863 at the start of the Civil War. The blog contains discussion questions, links, podcasts, and places to ask the author questions. Each week we have included a podcast interview with the author Pat Hughes. This week she talks about some supernatural events that took place during the writing of the book and why she decided to write a novel about Missouri during the Civil War.

Direct Link to Podcast #49 - Week 3 Guerrilla Season Book Blog Podcast - Interview with Author Pat Hughes - MP3 Format - 13:00 Minutes

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  1. Conference Information Packets on USB Drives

    Call them Flash drives, pen drives, USB drives, memory sticks.
    In any case its a whole lot easier to have a user manual, conference information,
    catalog on a memory stick small enough to put in your pocket.

    Not so long ago, our conference and trade show clients would order a three
    ring binder, with printed tabs and then have someone collate all materials
    printed at the copy center.

    The trend now is Memory sticks. For $10-$20 you can have a memory stick
    printed with your conference logo, or a custom imprinted USB drive printed with
    a sponsors advertising message or web address. On this little bugger, not
    much larger than a pack of juicy fruit gum, you can fit the whole conference program.
    You can also offer plenty of space for attendees to store their own conference notes.
    These custom printed pen drives are the rage.

    Many people have one, but everyone welcomes another. They are much easier to carry than a conference bag full of brochures, conference schedules, and maps.
    At first the price tag may seem high, but think again. offers many styles and memory sizes.

    Here is a comparison from just 10 years ago.
    This is what a client of ours ordered for a conference.
    500 3 ring binders printed with conference logo on front and map on back
    cost $4.90/each
    500 sets of printed tabs x $1.45/set
    500 sets of printed material 200 pages each =$3.50 set
    500 programs showing many advertisers logos and products @ .90/each
    Then they hand collated brochures for local restaraunts, museums etc.
    and added those.
    For this price they could know put the conference logo and website
    and all materials on a memory stick to be handed to all attendees at

    We can accomodate all of your information needs on one small logo memory
    stick. You can put all of the above information on these and more.
    Some of our clients offer sponsors a chance to offer their complete catalog
    on the pen drives. Imagine how much more value this holds for an advertiser
    than simply listing a name and phone number in a directory.

    Seriously, many such sponsors after a trade show normally would take the attendees
    list and mail each of them a catalog. Catalog cost $2 x 500 people = $1000
    Postage cost 500 mailings x $3 /each = $1500. Assembly of mailing ??
    These sponsors typically may have paid $200 for a directory listing. With there complete catalog on each attendees USB drive, they often will pay up to $3000
    for the service.

    This is an Everyone wins situation. The attendees no longer need to pay to ship a box of catalogs back to the office. For the advertiser or sponsor, its better yet.
    Why? Because many attendees facing the hassle of packing this information back to the shop with them would simply through bags of materials in the garbage before leaving the hotel to get back to the airport.

    No one, and I mean almost nobody will through away a memory stick.